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Believe it or not, it’s been 10 years since the SilverLining Sky, Cloud, and Weather SDK was first offered to the public! What started as my personal hobby project has since turned into the de-facto real-time sky and weather library...
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Many applications are sensitive to OpenGL pipeline stalls; where a “stop the world” call happens that requires the driver to synchronize the GPU and CPU. Because SilverLining and Triton are usually drawn near the end of your frame when everything...
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Our friends at ComPro have announced the release of OpenIG 2.0.0, which now includes plugin support for our SilverLining Sky, 3D Cloud, and Weather SDK and our Triton Ocean SDK! OpenIG is an open-source, cross-platform scene generator built on top...
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A little-known but incredibly useful feature in the Triton Ocean SDK is volumetric decals – this lets you place 2D textures, with some limited animation capabilities, on the water surface. While decals are usually nothing special, they are when applied...
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Integrating reflections of your scene on the water is the biggest thing you can do to create realistic water with the Triton Ocean SDK. But, producing the texture map Triton needs for planar reflections can be a little tricky. Here...
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A common source of confusion is how to use SilverLining and Triton in applications that render to multiple windows or viewports. Both SilverLining and Triton can be configured to work in such environments, but there are a few tricks you...
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Today I launched my third, most ambitious course on Udemy: Data Science and Machine Learning with Python – Hands On! If you’d like to learn to apply your programming or scripting skills to the very lucrative data science field, you...
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A little-known feature of the Triton Ocean SDK is its ability to simulate tidal streams, also known as eddies. These are like stationary wakes on fixed objects like bouys, that result from water flowing around them. Triton offers the TidalStreamWake...
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I just closed the books on 2015, and it was another record year for Sundog Software: net income (profit, after taxes) was up over 20% compared to 2014, making 2015 our best year ever on both the top and bottom...
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Sometimes, users want things like airplane landing lights to illuminate SilverLining’s clouds as you fly through them at night. A few customers have done this on their own by using SilverLining’s extensible shader framework. Recently, we had to do this...
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